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Ed Sanders 1960s magazine exhibit in NYC
From a Press Release
2012-02-17

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Opening Party - Thursday February 16th - 6p.m.-9p.m. - RSVP

Closes Thursday March 8 - Open everyday 11-6

Boo-Hooray is exhibiting a comprehensive collection of publications from Ed Sanders' F*ck You Press, including a complete run of F*ck You, A Magazine of the Arts. The exhibition commemorates the publication of Ed Sanders' memoir Fug You: An Informal History of the Peace Eye Bookstore, the Fu\*ck You Press, the Fugs, and Counterculture in the Lower East Side ( Da Capo Press ) .

"In February of 1962 I was sitting in Stanley's Bar at 12th and B with some friends from the Catholic Worker. We'd just seen Jonas Mekas's movie Guns of the Trees, and I announced I was going to publish a poetry journal called F*ck You, A Magazine of the Arts. There was a certain tone of skepticism among my rather inebriated friends, but the next day I began typing stencils, and had an issue out within a week. I bought a small mimeograph machine, and installed it in my pad on East 11th, hand-cranking and collating 500 copies, which I gave away free wherever I wandered. ( ... )

"F*ck You was part of what they called the Mimeograph Revolution, and my vision was to reach out to the "Best Minds" of my generation with a message of Gandhian pacifism, great sharing, social change, the expansion of personal freedom ( including the legalization of marijuana ) , and the then-stirring messages of sexual liberation.

"I published F*ck You, A Magazine of the Arts from 1962 through 1965, for a total of thirteen issues. In addition, I formed a mimeograph press which issued a flood of broadsides and manifestoes during those years, including Burroughs's Roosevelt After Inauguration, Carol Bergé's Vancouver Report, Auden's Platonic Blow, The Marijuana Review, and a bootleg collection of the final Cantos of Ezra Pound."

--- Ed Sanders

The run of F*ck You Press publications that blazed through New York City's underground scene between 1962 and 1965 still resonates with an almost supernatural vibrancy, urgency and what the Greeks coined as enthusiasmos. There were 13 issues of F*ck You, A Magazine of the Arts, printed from 1962 through 1965. In addition, Sanders published a multitude of mimeographed poetry titles during these years, alongside broadsides, manifestos and handbills.

F*ck You was founded by Ed Sanders—Beat poet, Fugs band member, and proprietor of the East Village underground Peace Eye Bookshop. Ed Sanders' editorial voice and execution resulted in a poetry 'zine that was fearless, sexually provocative and experimental. Contributors included Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg ( also of the Fugs ) , Carol Bergé, John Wieners, Andy Warhol, Ray Bremser, Lenore Kandel, Charles Olson, Joel Oppenheimer, Peter Orlovsky, Philip Whalen, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Julian Beck, Frank O'Hara, Leroi Jones, Diane DiPrima, William Burroughs, Gary Snyder, Robert Kelly, Judith Malina, Carl Solomon, Gregory Corso, Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, Michael McClure, Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard, Gilbert Sorrentino, and many others.

F*ck You, A Magazine of the Arts was a mimeographed journal, printed on a Speed-o-Print and later an A.B. Dick stencil duplicator ( mimeograph ) , in an edition size of roughly 500 copies.

Printing on a mimeograph was a cumbersome labor: All the gathered texts needed to be transferred to stencils, the illustrations cut meticulously by hand-held metal-tipped styli into the page of text, the sticky, awkwardly shaped stencil then attached to the drum of the mimeograph which supped on ink and spat some back. If one multiplies the paper sheets needed for an issue of the publication, ( 36 x 500 = 18,000 sheets ) , that needed to be collated and stapled to complete one issue, it truly baffles that this was a one-man operation.

This 'zine was dedicated to free expression, defying taboo subjects, celebrating sexual liberation and the use of psychedelics years before the Summer of Love. Sanders and his collaborators bridged the Beats of the Fifties and the counterculture of the late Sixties, and helped define many of the differences between the two—the latter building on the breakthroughs initiated by the former.

Opening Party - Thursday February 16th - 6p.m.-9p.m.

- RSVP

Closes Thursday March 8th - Open everyday 11-6

Boo-Hooray is an exhibit space dedicated to 20th/21st century counter-culture ephemera, photography and book arts. We publish catalogues, books, artists' books and LPs regularly, as well as arrange readings and performances.

Boo-Hooray.com website

Address:

265 Canal St, 6th Floor, Chinatown NYC


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